Wuhan is an important transport hub in central China with convenient airplane, high-speed train, shipping and bus networks.
There are several direct international flights to WuhanTianheAirport from the following cities:
Seoul, South Korea
Jeju Island, South Korea
Cheongju, South Korea
Moutain Fuji Shizuoka Airport, Japan
San Francisco, USA
If you arrive in China at others cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai, or Guangzhou, you can choose a domestic flight to Wuhan, or just enjoy a high-speed train journey!
For participants arriving at WuhanTianheAirport, shuttle buses arranged by the Organizing Committee will take you to the Lakeview Garden Hotel. The time schedule for the shuttle buses will be arranged according to the flight plans of the participants. Please send your flight number to the symposium secretary when you decide your travel plan. Participants can also take a taxi to the hotel (time: about 40 min; cost: about 100 RMB.
There are three main railway stations in Wuhan where passenger trains arrive. Taxi is the most convenient way to Lakeview Garden Hotel.
From Wuhan Railway Station: 16.6 km, 30-40 RMB
From Wuchang Railway Station: 9.3 km, 20-25 RMB
From Hankou Railway Station: 20.1 km, 40-50 RMB
The mid-term tour will be in the afternoon of 29th October. You can choose one of the following two routes.
1 Hubei Provincial Museum (http://www.hbww.org/index.jsp)
Hubei Provincial Museum, located near the famous East Lake, was built in 1953. Being renovated in 1998, it is a comprehensive museum collecting more Than 640 pieces of first-grade historical relics and 16 national treasures. These collections are treasures of the splendid Chinese ancient culture, and enjoy high reputation not only domestically, but also overseas. A feature of the museum is the Chimes hall inside which there is a set of 65 ancient bells, found in Zenghouyi Ancient Tomb and buried for more than 2,400 years. This set of bells is well preserved; even after over thousands of Years, all kinds of songs can still be played on these ancient bells. Nowadays visitors have the chance to enjoy performances with duplicates of the famous bells in Hubei Provincial Museum.
2 Wuhan Botanical Garden, CAS (http://english.wbg.cas.cn/)
The Wuhan Botanical Garden (WBG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) was founded in 1956 and opened to the public in 1958. As one of three research-oriented botanical gardens in China, WBG’s mission is to develop and maintain plant collections for display, conservation, education and research. As one of the primary ex-situ conservation institutions in China, WBG now boasts more than 10,000 plant species and varieties and has 16 specialty gardens. The Kiwifruit Garden and the National Kiwifruit Germplasm Repository conserve more than 70 percent of the kiwifruit species in the world, and the Aquatic Plant Garden is the largest of its kind in the world. Likewise, the Wild Fruit Garden, the Rare and Endangered Plant Garden, and the Medicinal Herb Garden are among the largest in China and primarily conserve respective species from central China. WBG carries out research on biodiversity conservation and sustainable utilization, aquatic botany and freshwater quality, and watershed ecology and ecological security related to major hydraulic engineering projects. As a national AAAA Tourist Attraction, WBG has also made outstanding contributions to tourism and popular science education. It has been named a National Popular Science Education Base and a National Youth Education Base for Science and Technology. It is also a Municipal and Provincial Popular Science Education Base, Environmental Education Base and Patriotic Education Base.
Field survey and excursion
You are welcome to attend the field survey and excursion on 31st October. One of the following two routes can be selected
1 Chenhu Lake Wetland Nature Reserve(http://www.hbchsd.com.cn/)
Located in the north side of the middle reaches of Yangtze River, the Chenhu Lake wetland nature reserve is a very typical freshwater lake and supports a large number of biodiversity. Chenhu Lake Wetland was included in the List of Wetlands of International Importance in 2013. The nature reserve is an important habitat for migrating water birds.
2 Houguan Lake National Wetland Park (http://www.hghsd.com/)
Houguan Lake Wetland is the largest national wetland park in central China, famous for its beautiful landscape, higher biodiversity and rich cultural tradition.